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Poster: elmagno Date: Dec 10, 2010 12:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Thousand Words

You said:

"And who is to say that your copy has those frames added after the fact? That would be be copyright fraud."

Who is to say? Are you saying it? Think about it. This statement applies to every single film ever made with a copyright notice. Tens of thousands of films. A huge generalization that's as wide as they come, but without any facts or evidence in this case.

"Point of fact: If the film even accidentally entered into PD status due to a mistake either in registration or release, the original producer would be committing copyright fraud after the fact by attempting to reclaim the work."

Another "would be" generalization with nothing to back in up in this case.

Your personal insults could be better but specific facts would be even more appreciated.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Dec 10, 2010 12:40pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Thousand Words

I agree on one thing and that this controversy has dragged on longer than it should, I will say that had I a decent copy of this film I don't think I would have uploaded it because I do harbor enough doubt that it is ok for upload. But it IS here and I am curious to see what happens at this point, whether it does get taken down and how long it takes for that to happen. There are other films here on IA that I THINK may be copyright, such as FRANKENSTEIN '80, which I think may be GATT, but since I have no real facts to bear me out, and no one else has said anything about it, I'm forced to give it the benefit of the doubt, since I have posted my suspicions about this film. Getting back to GOG, I have a hunch this will be pulled at some point, but I'm not willing to bet my collection of FAMOUS MONSTERS on it.

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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Dec 10, 2010 12:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: A Thousand Words

Oh, yes. You're absolutely right in absolutely everything you....wait. No. What complete and utter bullshit.

I'm sorry. Generalizations? What? Have you ever paid any attention to any discussion of copyright law ever held on this site in any of the forums? Have you *read* any part of Title 17 of the United States Code (That's the volume entirely dedicated to copyright law!)? Have you studied copyright law in any detail beyond that "for dummies" pamphlet you picked up at your local branch of the John Birch Society memburr's borrowin' liebary? Do you even know how to read beyond a third grade level?

I've been resisting it, but now I just can't get past it. And, now, I just don't feel any need to be even remotely nice about it.

Point of fact: You. Are. A. Fucking. Idiot. >.<

Source: Read this entire thread.

On an unrelated note, Zombie Ivan Tors called. He doesn't remember and is very hungry for brains. I suggested he try your house, but he was afraid of starving to death.

I give up. I'm done.

Moral: There is no point to having a battle of wits, let alone a civil conversation, with an unarmed thing like elmagno.

(Ban me. I don't really care, right now. This is one post I'll stand by to my dying day.)